Tokushima Awaodori Airport

Easy access to Tokushima's natural beauty and culture

By Kim B    - 2 min read

The Tokushima Awaodori Airport (airport code TKS) offers several regular domestic routes to travelers, including flights to Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Fukuoka Airport. There are also seasonal routes to Sapporo in Hokkaido and to Hong Kong. Interestingly, this airport isn't just used for civilian flights, but also for military purposes - the Japan Self Defense Force have one of their naval air training squadrons operating from here.

The airport has various retail stores and restaurants to choose from - for a smaller regional airport the number of restaurants is quite impressive. Many of them also shine a light on the prefecture's foodie specialties, such as the 4PARK Cafe which serves a range of drinks and desserts using locally grown citrus fruits, and Shunseki Tamatsubaki, a full-service Japanese restaurant that bases their menu around what's in season across the prefecture. There's also the Rich Burger Factory - their aptly named "Tokushima Burger" won the Tokushima Burger Grand Prix, and came in 8th place in the National Regional Burger Competition. The retail stores also have plenty of tasty regional delicacies to take home with you - a popular one with visitors is kincho manju, a type of sweet treat that has a chocolate flavored outer, with smooth white bean paste inside.

For those planning to continue their journey in Tokushima via rental vehicle, there is a car rental counter on the first floor. You'll also find a tourist information center there if you need any information about what there is to see and do in the region.

Getting there

The Tokushima Awaodori Airport is located approximately 15 kilometers (around 30 minutes driving distance) from the Tokushima Station area. Bus services run between the airport and the station.

For those who are self-driving to the airport, on-site parking is available. The first hour is free, and the maximum daily rate is 600 yen.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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